Ponte de Sor

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Ponte de Sor
Municipality
Flag of Ponte de Sor
Flag
Coat of arms of Ponte de Sor
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo Region
Subregion Alto Alentejo Subregion
District/A.R. Portalegre
Government
 • Mayor Hugo Hilário (PS)
Area
 • Total 839.7 km2 (324.2 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 16,691
 • Density 21/km2 (50/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 5
Municipal holiday Easter Monday
date varies
Website http://www.cm-pontedesor.pt

Ponte de Sor (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɨ ˈsoɾ]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal with a total area of 839.7 km² and a population of 16,691 inhabitants.

The present Mayor is Hugo Hilário, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the municipality is based in agriculture, services and light industries ranging from food to light aerospace industry through a facility of France-based company Dyn'Aéro. However, the main industry is the cork industry, being Ponte de Sor one of the main producing areas of raw cork and transformed cork world wide.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 98" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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